• Windows 11’s unique bug


    Susan Bradley

    By Susan Bradley

    Whenever Microsoft releases a new version of Windows, it invariably introduces new bugs as a side effect.

    KB5016629 includes a fix for a server message-block (file-sharing) bug that is unique to Windows 11. In a peer-to-peer network, an attacker could trick you by using web-based sharing links such as Azure or other data centers. Windows 10 and earlier are not affected.

    This month’s Windows 11 updates also include fixes for issues where File Explorer fails to work when you use the Star menu’s context menu and an external monitor, or when you use the Play and Pause keyboard buttons.

    Not to be outdone, the Windows 10 security update this month, KB5016616, includes fixes for an issue that affects printing. Let’s hope it fixes those problems we’ve been seeing with USB-based printers.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.33.0, 2022-08-15).